Application and Opportunity for Hearing: Software Brokers of America, Inc., 69603-69604 [E6-20310]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices Issued in Washington, DC, on this 17th day of November 2006. Vincent K. Snowbarger, Interim Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation. [FR Doc. E6–20386 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7709–01–P RAILROAD RETIREMENT BOARD rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 Proposed Collection; Comment Request SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which provides opportunity for public comment on new or revised data collections, the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will publish periodic summaries of proposed data collections. 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E6–20345 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7905–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [File No. 22–28824] Application and Opportunity for Hearing: Software Brokers of America, Inc. November 27, 2006. The Securities and Exchange Commission gives notice that Software Brokers of America, Inc. has filed an application under Section 304(d) of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. Software Brokers of America asks the Commission to exempt from the certificate or opinion delivery requirements of Section 314(d) of the 1939 Act certain provisions of an indenture dated August 25, 2005, as supplemented by an indenture dated October 31, 2006, between Intcomex, Inc., Software Brokers of America, Intcomex Holdings, LLC, Intcomex Holdings SPC–I, LLC, and The Bank of New York, as trustee. The indenture relates to 113⁄4% Second Priority Senior Secured Notes due 2011. Section 304(d) of the 1939 Act, in part, authorizes the Commission to exempt conditionally or unconditionally any indenture from one PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 69603 or more provisions of the 1939 Act. The Commission may provide an exemption under Section 304(d) if it finds that the exemption is necessary or appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the 1939 Act. Section 314(d) requires the obligor to furnish to the indenture trustee certificates or opinions of fair value from an engineer, appraiser or other expert upon any release of collateral from the lien of the indenture. The engineer, appraiser or other expert must opine that the proposed release will not impair the security under the indenture in contravention of the provisions of the indenture. The application requests an exemption from Section 314(d) for specified dispositions of collateral that are made in Software Brokers of America’s ordinary course of business. In its application, Software Brokers of America alleges that: 1. The indenture permits Software Brokers of America to dispose of collateral in the ordinary course of its business; 2. Intcomex will deliver to the trustee annual consolidated financial statements audited by certified independent accountants; and 3. Software Brokers of America will deliver to the trustee a semi-annual certificate stating that all dispositions of collateral during the relevant six-month period occurred in Software Brokers of America’s ordinary course of business and that all of the proceeds were used as permitted by the indenture. Any interested persons should look to the application for a more detailed statement of the asserted matters of fact and law. The application is on file in the Commission’s Public Reference Section, File Number 22–28824, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549. The Commission also gives notice that any interested persons may request, in writing, that a hearing be held on this matter. Interested persons must submit those requests to the Commission no later than December 27, 2006. Interested persons must include the following in their request for a hearing on this matter: —The nature of that person’s interest; —the reasons for the request; and —the issues of law or fact raised by the application that the interested person desires to refute or request a hearing on. The interested person should address this request for a hearing to: Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1090. At E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 69604 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 231 / Friday, December 1, 2006 / Notices any time after December 27, 2006, the Commission may issue an order granting the application, unless the Commission orders a hearing. For the Commission, by the Division of Corporation Finance, pursuant to delegated authority. Nancy M. Morris, Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–20310 Filed 11–30–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8011–01–P SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Release No. 34–54816; File No. SR–NSCC– 2006–09] Self-Regulatory Organizations; National Securities Clearing Corporation; Order Approving Proposed Rule Change To Allow Cash, Next Day, and Seller’s Option Equity Trades To Be Processed in the Continuous Net Settlement System and To Modify the Clearing Fund Formula To Mitigate the Risk Associated With the Shorter Settlement Cycle of Cash and Next Day Settling Trades November 27, 2006. I. Introduction On July 24, 2006, the National Securities Clearing Corporation (‘‘NSCC’’) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’) proposed rule change SR–NSCC–2006– 09 pursuant to Section 19(b)(1) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (‘‘Act’’).1 Notice of the proposal was published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2006.2 The Commission received no comment letters. For the reasons discussed below, the Commission is approving the proposed rule change. II. Description NSCC seeks to modify its procedures for equity trade processing to enable cash,3 next day,4 and seller’s option 5 equity trades received on a locked-in basis from self-regulatory organizations (‘‘SROs’’) and Qualified Special Representatives (‘‘QSRs’’) to be processed in NSCC’s Continuous Net rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES1 1 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(1). 2 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 54482 (September 22, 2006), 71 FR 57588. 3 A ‘‘cash trade’’ is a trade that settles on the same day as the trade. 4 A ‘‘next day trade’’ is a trade that settles on the day after the trade (‘‘T+1’’). 5 A ‘‘seller’s option trade’’ is a trade that gives the seller the right to deliver the securities on a specified date ranging from not less than two but not more than 180 days after the trade. VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:50 Nov 30, 2006 Jkt 211001 Settlement (‘‘CNS’’) system.6 NSCC is also proposing to add a new element to its clearing fund formula to cover trades, such as cash and next day settling CNS trades, that settle in less than three days.7 A. Cash, Next Day, and Seller’s Option Equity Trades Processed in CNS Currently, cash, next day, and seller’s option equity trades are recorded or compared, as applicable, and are reported by NSCC to its members but are not settled through NSCC’s facilities. Instead these trades currently settle on a trade-for-trade basis directly between counterparties. When NSCC updated and revised CNS in 2004 (referred to as the ‘‘CNS Rewrite’’), a major aspect included a new platform for the system that accommodates real-time updates, including the capacity to add trades to the settlement process on a real-time basis for late input into CNS until noon of settlement day.8 At that time, rule changes were made to permit as-of regular way equity trades, i.e., trades settling on a T+3 basis that are either recorded or compared after trade date, to be submitted to NSCC up to the cutoff time designated by NSCC on T+3 for processing in CNS for settlement on their originally designated settlement dates. Given the system’s real-time capabilities, members would now also like to have cash, next day, and seller’s option equity trades in CNS-eligible CUSIPS made eligible for processing in CNS. This would provide members with the benefits of netting, automated trade processing, and NSCC’s trade guaranty. Accordingly, NSCC proposes to amend its Procedure II (Trade Comparison and Recording Service) to permit cash, next day, and seller’s option equity transactions submitted by SROs and QSRs on behalf of members to be processed for settlement through the facilities of NSCC. Cash trades submitted after the cut-off time designated by NSCC, which is currently 11:30 a.m., would only be recorded and reported by NSCC and would, as is the current situation, have to be settled directly between the parties 6 Cash and next day trades in debt securities are compared but are not settled through NSCC. NSCC is not at this time seeking to make such trades eligible for CNS. 7 NSCC plans to implement the proposed rule change in the first quarter of 2007. NSCC will notify the Commission and issue an Important Notice when it is prepared to implement the proposed rule change. 8 Securities Exchange Act Release No. 50026 (July 15, 2004), 69 FR 43650 [File No. SR–NSCC–2004– 01]. PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 outside of NSCC.9 Next day as-of trades if received prior to the applicable cutoff time, would be processed for settlement on their originally designated settlement date.10 If such trades were received after the applicable cut-off time, the trade would be assigned the next settlement day for settlement. Seller’s option equity trades would be accepted for processing so long as the parties’ designated settlement date is not more than 180 days beyond the trade date. Finally, trades that are (i) designated ‘‘special trades,’’ 11 (ii) in non-CNS eligible securities, (iii) in securities undergoing corporate actions, or (iv) scheduled to settle between the ex-dividend date and the record date would continue to be processed on a trade-for-trade basis outside NSCC’s facilities. Conforming changes as needed are also being made to Procedure IV (Special Representative Service), Procedure V (Balance Order Accounting Operation), and Procedure VII (CNS Accounting Operation). B. Shortened Process Trade Component in the Clearing Fund Formula NSCC is also proposing to modify its clearing fund formula (Procedure XV) by including an additional component that is intended to mitigate the risk associated with trades that are processed on a settlement cycle shorter than three days such as cash and next day settling CNS trades. Because NSCC’s trade guaranty would attach to these trades prior to the scheduled collection of clearing fund monies, the proposed new additional component is intended to mitigate risk by calculating an average clearing fund requirement for this type of activity (referred to in the proposed rules and this release as ‘‘Specified Activity’’) based upon historical activity.12 Specified Activity positions would be isolated and a charge would be applied using not less than two standard deviations. The new component would equal the average of a member’s charges for Specified Activity on the three highest days with the Special Activity charges calculated over the most recent 9 NSCC announced the 11:30 a.m. cut-off time in its Important Notice A#6220, P&S#5790 (March 23, 2006), which is the same as the current cut-off time for receipt of next day as-of trade input. Any changes to the cut-off times would be announced by NSCC through an Important Notice. 10 Id. 11 A ‘‘special trade’’ is defined in NSCC’s rules to mean a transaction reported to NSCC involving a security either which the parties thereto agree to settle on a member-to-member basis or which NSCC designates as settling on a member-to-member basis. 12 This component is also being added to Appendix 1. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 231 (Friday, December 1, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 69603-69604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

[File No. 22-28824]


Application and Opportunity for Hearing: Software Brokers of 
America, Inc.

November 27, 2006.
    The Securities and Exchange Commission gives notice that Software 
Brokers of America, Inc. has filed an application under Section 304(d) 
of the Trust Indenture Act of 1939. Software Brokers of America asks 
the Commission to exempt from the certificate or opinion delivery 
requirements of Section 314(d) of the 1939 Act certain provisions of an 
indenture dated August 25, 2005, as supplemented by an indenture dated 
October 31, 2006, between Intcomex, Inc., Software Brokers of America, 
Intcomex Holdings, LLC, Intcomex Holdings SPC-I, LLC, and The Bank of 
New York, as trustee. The indenture relates to 11\3/4\% Second Priority 
Senior Secured Notes due 2011.
    Section 304(d) of the 1939 Act, in part, authorizes the Commission 
to exempt conditionally or unconditionally any indenture from one or 
more provisions of the 1939 Act. The Commission may provide an 
exemption under Section 304(d) if it finds that the exemption is 
necessary or appropriate in the public interest and consistent with the 
protection of investors and the purposes fairly intended by the 1939 
Act.
    Section 314(d) requires the obligor to furnish to the indenture 
trustee certificates or opinions of fair value from an engineer, 
appraiser or other expert upon any release of collateral from the lien 
of the indenture. The engineer, appraiser or other expert must opine 
that the proposed release will not impair the security under the 
indenture in contravention of the provisions of the indenture. The 
application requests an exemption from Section 314(d) for specified 
dispositions of collateral that are made in Software Brokers of 
America's ordinary course of business.
    In its application, Software Brokers of America alleges that:
    1. The indenture permits Software Brokers of America to dispose of 
collateral in the ordinary course of its business;
    2. Intcomex will deliver to the trustee annual consolidated 
financial statements audited by certified independent accountants; and
    3. Software Brokers of America will deliver to the trustee a semi-
annual certificate stating that all dispositions of collateral during 
the relevant six-month period occurred in Software Brokers of America's 
ordinary course of business and that all of the proceeds were used as 
permitted by the indenture.
    Any interested persons should look to the application for a more 
detailed statement of the asserted matters of fact and law. The 
application is on file in the Commission's Public Reference Section, 
File Number 22-28824, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549.
    The Commission also gives notice that any interested persons may 
request, in writing, that a hearing be held on this matter. Interested 
persons must submit those requests to the Commission no later than 
December 27, 2006. Interested persons must include the following in 
their request for a hearing on this matter:

--The nature of that person's interest;
--the reasons for the request; and
--the issues of law or fact raised by the application that the 
interested person desires to refute or request a hearing on.

    The interested person should address this request for a hearing to: 
Nancy M. Morris, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F 
Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549-1090. At

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any time after December 27, 2006, the Commission may issue an order 
granting the application, unless the Commission orders a hearing.

    For the Commission, by the Division of Corporation Finance, 
pursuant to delegated authority.
Nancy M. Morris,
Secretary.
 [FR Doc. E6-20310 Filed 11-30-06; 8:45 am]
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